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The Top Travel Destinations In Europe

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There are so many beautiful places around the world worth paying a visit.  If I had the time and the money to take that one tour as a first choice, I would love to make that trip of a lifetime in the old continent.  No other place in the world can give you a better glimpse of world history than the top travel destinations in Europe.

Eiffel Tower | The Top Travel Destinations In Europe

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The Top Travel Destinations In Europe

Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Europe

Europe is an amazingly beautiful continent and it would be hard to decide which places you’re going to visit first.  There’s a neverending list of incredible spots and it’s impossible to make a single trip to visit them all.  Apart from being a safe place to travel, the culture and history of each European country you visit is very rich that you just can’t help but enjoy.  If you love travelling you certainly can’t get enough of all the wonderful places so we have made a list of what we think are the top travel destinations in Europe.

1. Acropolis of Athens

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The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient fortress overlooking the modern capital city of Greece.  It has the world’s most iconic symbol of classical Greece, the Parthenon.  The Acropolis is built following the Athenian victory over the Persians.  It was a symbol and a time for growth, prosperity, and the establishment of democracy.

2. Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower | The Top Travel Destinations In Europe

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The Eiffel Tower is famous all over the world and one of the most recognizable landmarks in Paris, France.  The structure is very spectacular that you need not know what it’s built for to admire its beauty.  Some say a lot of tourist couples visit this place to propose which I would consider a romantic choice myself.

3. Canals of Venice

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Venice is a beautiful and unique place with roads of water, also known for its romantic ambiance.  It is considered the eighth wonder of the world and no matter how many times you visit this marvelous place, it’s like a fairy-tale city that you can enjoy over and over again.   Venice is probably the only city in the world where from the airport the center of the city is reached by boat.

4. The Sistine Chapel

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The restoration of the Sistine Chapel began in 1980 and ended in 1994.  No one thought that Michaelangelo’s masterpiece could be seen any better until now.  I personally call it the ceiling of ceilings, there could never be anything more beautiful than this work of art even for a thousand more years.

5. Westminster Palace

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The Palace of Westminster is home to one of the most engaged parliamentary institutions in the world.  Thousands of people work and visit this remarkable place every day, and millions of tourists visit its iconic splendor.  The palace ensures not only to function as a working building but also to preserve its unique heritage for future generations.

6. Leaning Tower of Pisa

The construction of the Tower of Pisa began in the year 1173 and was completed in 1372.  There was a slight miscalculation that caused it to be Europe’s most famous monument, though the most leaning tower in the world belongs to the Leaning Tower of Suurhusen in Germany.

7. The Louvre

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The Louvre was constructed in the 12th Century by Philip II as a defensive outpost on the western border of Paris.  In 1793 it was turned into a museum during the revolution which is now the third biggest museum in the world.  Although the Louvre has 445,000 pieces, it only shows 35,000 pieces and the rest kept in its cellars.

8. Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is one of the world’s great archaeological enigmas for thousands of years.  A lot of people would visit the Stonehenge week after week to simply stand and look at the stones.  These giant stones stand for centuries on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, as one of the great mysteries of civilization.

9. Northern Lights in Norway

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The Northern Lights also known as Aurora Borealis is the most spectacular natural light show on earth.  The formation of these lights has something to do with solar energy emitted from the sun and the earth’s natural magnetic field.

10. Alhambra

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Alhambra is the last and greatest Moorish palace.  Granada, Spain reigned as the capital of a dwindling Moorish empire in two centuries around the 14th century.  The Alhambra is the last hurrah of a sophisticated civilization as Christian forces pushed the Moors further south.

11. Roman Forum

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Classical Rome lasted for about a thousand years.  The citizens of Rome gathered here in the heart of the forum to hear Mark Anthony say “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears I’ve come to bury Caesar not to praise him.”  The Roman Forum has been the center of important Roman affairs for centuries.

12. Rome Colosseum

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The Colosseum is a great example of ancient Roman engineering.  Using Roman pioneered concrete, bricks, and their trademark round arches the Romans constructed much larger buildings than the Greeks.  Romans filled and emptied the Colosseums 50,000 seats as quickly and efficiently as we do our super stadiums today.

13. Kremlin in Moscow

The Kremlin which means fortress is located on the west side of the red square in Moscow is the oldest part of the Russian capital.  Despite being constructed in 1485, the Kremlin has been kept in very good condition up until today.  It covers an area of 275 acres which has temples, museums, palaces, and beautiful gardens inside.

14. La Sainte Chapelle

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The Sainte Chapelle in Paris was built in the 13th century under the crusader King Louis IX.  This was built to house the crown of thorns of Lord Jesus Christ which was acquired in the middle east.

15. Museo del Prado

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The Prado museum holds a great collection of paintings.  It houses paintings that provide an overview of Spain’s rich history from its Golden Age to the time when it slowly faded.

16. Neuschwanstein castle

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Neuschwanstein castle was built by a fairy tale king, King Ludwig II of Bavaria.  His castle is Germany’s best-known building abroad.  Neuschwanstein was the pattern for Hollywood’s fairy-tale castle as you can see it does have a striking resemblance.

17. Black Beaches of Iceland

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The contrasting colors of black and blue on the black beaches of southern Iceland are so mesmerizing.  The various rock formations are also fantastic and compelling.

18. Columbus Monument

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A statue of Christopher Columbus pointing out to sea, as if to emphasize his exploration prowess.  The Columbus Monument was built in 1888 for the universal exposition that year.  This marks the spot from where Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Americas in 1492.

19. Puente Nuevo Bridge

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The construction of this bridge proposed by King Felipe V began in 1751.  It took 42 years to build the Puente Nuevo Bridge which has a chamber above the central arch used for many purposes including a prison that was believed to be a torture chamber for captives.

20. Versailles France

King Louis XIV like to control nature like a god.  These lavish grounds are elaborately planned, pruned, and ornamented.  The fountains in Versailles, France is literally rerouted from a river by the king’s engineers.

Watch this video on the Eiffel Tower construction by 19marshall80.

As you can see, each of these beautiful places is marked by a historical significance.  One can only imagine the amazing stories that led to the construction of these magnificent wonders.  The current generation is indeed very lucky to witness these great structures that are instrumental in shaping the world we know today.

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